This week’s podcast breaks down the challenges Amazon Prime Air drones face and what Apple might want to do with a massive Twitter firehouse. Plus, a little advice for new media folks still trying to figure out their business model.
The tech world is wondering how Apple plans to utilize the assets it acquired by buying Topsy, which focuses on collecting and analyzing Twitter data. I suspect Apple is trying to fill a big data void in its platform battle against Google.
Apple has acquired social search engine Topsy, a move that will give Apple access to a wealth of real time data from Twitter.
Topsy, a social search engine, said Wednesday that its searchable archive now includes every tweet since Twitter first launched in 2006 or close to half a trillion pieces of social content.
Breaking Bad was a hit both in terms of rating and on Twitter, and yes there is a correlation.
PeopleBrowsr, a company that provides marketing analytics based on the full stream of data from Twitter called the firehose, is suing Twitter for access to that stream. While Twitter is closing down who has access to the firehose, it shows where the company is headed.
Topsy, one of only a handful of companies with access to Twitter’s entire data stream of information, is releasing Tuesday a pro analytics service that will give brands greater access to that information.
Researchers are busy trying to use Twitter to predict everything from disease outbreaks and financial markets to elections and even revolutions. New research from Topsy Labs shows that Twitter can provide a window into events like the Arab Spring. But can it predict what will happen?
Twitter is rolling out some new features for its search, including the ability to see tweets ranked by relevance, but the bad news is that there is still much more the company needs to offer if it is really going to do search properly.
Could Facebook’s social search patent mean that it is building an alternative to Google? If so, the social media giant will have to set itself apart in a field already crowded with big players and some innovative upstarts.